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1. QABC is a registered BJCP competition and is a prequalifying competition for the Australian Amateur Brewing Championships (AABC).
2. Each entrant is restricted to two (2) entries per Category. Within this rule, no more than one (1) entry is allowed in any one Style. Category and Style guidelines can be found on the AABC website.
3. Each entrant is restricted to a maximum of five (5) entries total.
4. Each Category will be restricted to forty-eight (48) entries total and will not accept entries once this limit is met.
5. Labels are to be printed from the ‘Entries’ section of your account on this registration site. Use the print logo under the ‘Actions’ column.
6. Printed labels from this registration site are mandatory for acceptance of entries. The labels are to be attached to the bottles, using clear adhesive tape that covers the whole label, and are to be set about 50mm up from the base of the bottle.
7. Entries will only be accepted from residents of Queensland. These entries are to take the form of 1 bottle containing no less than 500ml for beer and cider (750ml bottles preferred) or 250ml for mead and must be the product of the person entering the beer. Brown plastic PET or brown glass bottles will be accepted. All bottles are to have labels removed.
8. The competition is restricted to amateur brews, that is to beers not subject to excise duty. This means any beer not fermented on licensed brewing premises is eligible, including beers made using extract kits, wort kits, or any other source of fresh wort. Brew-on-premises beers are ineligible as these are subject to excise duty. Entries must be submitted under the brewer’s own name.
9. Entry fee is $6 per entry, to be paid online only. Entries close at close-of-business August 25th 2018:
10. Judging will take place on the weekend of 8th September 2018.
11. Judging will be conducted by blind tasting, referencing the AABC style guidelines.
12. Prizes will be awarded to the first three placings in each category. Points will be allocated on the basis of:
13. Entrants receiving a 1st, 2nd, or 3rd placing in any of the categories, and who have achieved a minimum score of 30, will be invited to enter the AABC. The Organising Committee will contact those who qualify and request another bottle of their beer be sent to Craftbrewer, from where the Committee will send the QLD entries to the AABC and pay the $10 per bottle AABC entry fee.
14. Tied entrants will be resolved either by the judging panel during judging or using a progressive countback until the tie is resolved based on:
a) highest score for Overall Impression;
b) highest score for Flavour;
c) lowest range of individual judge scores (smallest spread of scores across panel);
d) the judging panel will be requested to resolve the tie.
15. Champion Brewer will be determined by the sum of points awarded for the entrant’s best four (4) beers over four (4) different categories: 1st: 3 points, 2nd: 2 points, 3rd: 1 point. Ties will be separated by the addition of the entrant’s scores (Judging points) from these 4 beers, if still tied the entrant with the highest scoring individual beer will be declared the Champion. These results are based on categories 1-18 only (excludes mead and cider)
16. Champion Club (QAAWBG - The Queensland Association of Amateur Wine & Beermakers Guilds Inc.) will be determined by the sum of place points awarded for categories 1-18 in the QABC: 1st: 3 points, 2nd: 2 points, 3rd: 1 point.
17. Champion Beer will be determined by either: the best scoring beer; if time permits a BOS judging round with the winner decided by consensus; or determined by another method at the discretion of the chief steward if required. As with rule 11, this is reserved for categories 1-18 only.
18. All care will be taken by the organisers but no responsibility is accepted for any damage to entries and all entries upon receipt will become the property of the QABC.
19. Medal cutoffs:
If a style's name is hyperlinked, it has specific entry requirements. Click or tap on the name to view the subcategory's requirements.
|1C Cream Ale||1D American Wheat Beer||2A International Pale Lager|
|2B International Amber Lager||3A Czech Pale Lager||3B Czech Premium Pale Lager|
|3C Czech Amber Lager||3D Czech Dark Lager||4A Munich Helles|
|4B Festbier||4C Helles Bock||5A German Leichtbier|
|5B Kolsch||5C German Exportbier||5D German Pils|
|6A Marzen||6B Rauchbier||6C Dunkels Bock|
|7A Vienna Lager||7B Altbier||8A Munich Dunkel|
|8B Schwarzbier||9A Doppelbock||9B Eisbock|
|9C Baltic Porter||10A Weissbier||10B Dunkels Weissbier|
|10C Weizenbock||11A Ordinary Bitter||11B Best Bitter|
|11C Strong Bitter||12A English Golden Ale||12B Australian Sparkling Ale|
|12C English IPA||13A Dark Mild||13B English Brown Ale|
|13C English Porter||14A Scottish Light||14B Scottish Heavy|
|14C Scottish Export||15A Irish Red Ale||15B Irish Stout|
|15C Irish Extra Stout||16A Sweet Stout||16B Oatmeal Stout|
|16C Tropical Stout||16D Foreign Extra Stout||17A English Strong Ale|
|17B Old Ale||17C Wee Heavy||17D English Barleywine|
|18A Blonde Ale||18B American Pale Ale||19A American Amber Ale|
|19B California Common||19C American Brown Ale||20A American Porter|
|20B American Stout||20C Imperial Stout||21A American IPA|
|21B1 Belgian IPA||21B2 Black IPA||21B3 Brown IPA|
|21B4 Red IPA||21B5 Rye IPA||21B6 White IPA|
|22A Double IPA||22B American Strong Ale||22C American Barleywine|
|22D Wheatwine||23A Berliner Weisse||23B Flanders Red Ale|
|23C Oud Bruin||23D Lambic||23E Gueuze|
|23F Fruit Lambic||24A Witbier||24B Belgian Pale Ale|
|24C Biere de Garde||25A Belgian Blond Ale||25B Saison|
|25C Belgian Golden Strong Ale||26A Trappist Single||26B Belgian Dubbel|
|26C Belgian Tripel||26D Belgian Dark Strong Ale||27A1 Gose|
|27A4 Roggenbier||27A7 Pre-Prohibition Lager||27A9 London Brown Ale|
|28A Brett Beer||28B Mixed Fermentation Sour Beer||29A Fruit Beer|
|30A Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer||30B Autumn Seasonal Beer||30C Winter Seasonal Beer|
|31A Alternative Grain Beer||31B Alternative Sugar Beer||32A Classic Style Smoked Beer|
|32B Specialty Smoked Beer||33A Wood-Aged Beer||33B Specialty Wood-Aged Beer|
|34C Experimental Beer||35A Light Australian Lager (Custom Style)||36A Austalian Lager (Custom Style)|
|37A Australian Premium Lager (Custom Style)||38A Australian Bitter Ale (Custom Style)||39A Australian Dark/Old Ale (Custom Style)|
|40A Belgian Specialty Ale (Custom Style)||41A Other Mead (Custom Style)||42A Other Cider (Custom Style)|
|C1A New World Cider||C1B English Cider||C1C French Cider|
|C1D New World Perry||M1A Dry Mead||M1B Semi-Sweet Mead|
|M1C Sweet Mead||M2E Melomel||M3A Fruit and Spice Mead|
1st Place Categories
All Categories -
2nd Place Categories
3rd Place Categories
Results will be posted on the QABC website shortly following the competition
Saturday 8 September, 2018 at 5:00 PM
1st, 2nd and 3rd place category winners will qualify to enter the Australian Amatuer Brewing Championships being held in Melbourne on 25th October 2018 prior to the ANHC National Homebrew Conference.
The QABC Committee will notify those who have qualified and these QABC qualifiers will need to supply a second bottle for entry to the AABC. The QABC will pay for entry fee and postage of entries to AABC if they are dropped off before the nominated deadline.